You need more than just a wind-fighting umbrella to get through the rain

By Nicole Ganglani | Lead photo courtesy of Pacsafe

With the unpredictability of the weather these days, it’s important to always be prepared wherever you go. Having the essentials on hand will help you get through the rain, especially when you’re heading to work and trying to leap through the train doors as they close. You’ll be needing more than just an umbrella for that. 

We put together a list of the best rain gear and water-resistant essentials that can help you get through this rainy season:


Pacsafe Rain Cover (P1,490)

This light rain cover will save your cloth backpacks or bag in general from the rain. It’s a cover that you can fully wrap around your bag in order to block water droplets from seeping in. Plus, it will save you from the hassle of having to dry your bag when you get home.


Urbanize Korin Clickpack (P8,490)

When you commute to and from work and you have gadgets with you, there’s a real challenge of not only keeping them safe from theft but also from the rain.The Korin Clickpack from Urbanize is made with double layered protection that has a water-resistant front panel and a rain bag cover. The bag also has a slash proof exterior, RFID magnetic strips, and a three-digit combination to keep you and your gadgets safe in the streets. Lastly, it also comes with an inner sleeve where you can keep your laptop.


Uniqlo Dry-Ex Printed Short Sleeve Polo Shirt (P990)

Uniqlo’s Dry-Ex printed short sleeve polo shirt from their latest Peter Saville collection is the perfect wear for casual rainy days at work. The shirt is made with Dry-Ex fabric, which is light and breathable. The Japanese global apparel retailer is a great choice when picking highly functional Dry-Ex pieces for the rainy season.


Adidas W.N.D. Water-Repellent Jacket (P3,800)

The best part about sports jackets like Adidas’ WNB water-repellent is that you can use them even if you’re not working out. And with this weather, you’d be wise to take it with you wherever you go. The W.N.D jacket features a water-repellent finish and zip vents that can help circulate airflow. It also has a hood with a visor and a bungee-adjustable feature perfect for extra protection from the rain.


Merrell Moab Adventure Mid Waterproof Wide Width (P7284.20)

These shoes from Merrell offer all-day comfort while delivering a nice, laidback look. They’re made with nubuck leather and traditional lace closure. The durability of these materials (in addition to the shoes’ breathable mesh lining) means that you won’t have to worry about walking through flooded streets.


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